2009 – Baseball: Central City 1960

The 1959-60 school year culminated a great five-year span of high school baseball at Central City High with a championship in the 1960 Class B state tournament. The state final was an 8-4 win over Lincoln Pius X.

Coach: Bill Kennedy

In five years Bison baseball lost only two games in district and state competition. Starters were Kent Braasch, Goldie Hack, Larry Holmes, Tom Larson, Mack McMahon, Tom Moates, Larry (Tank) Munn, James Roark and Wendell Roscoe. Other players: Wilson Dukes, Jim Kuhn, Chad Newby, Larry Ribble and Rex Weller.

2011 – Football/Basketball: Polk

The Cubs of Polk High School put together a rare athletic featduring the 1961-62 school year, unbeaten seasons in both basketball and football.

Bill Schnackenburg was the head football coach.Team Members: Regy Green (all-state), Lanny Ang (all-state), Darwin Hahn (all-state), Max Kroger, Alvin Kisler, Larry Klingsporn, Larry Coover, Dennis Van Housen, Calvin Crow, Elmer Gnauden, Vance Stohl, Kenny Meerkatz, Robert Rahrs, Dick Mundt, Richard Brockevelt, Bruce Bedient, Larry Johnson, Gary Stevens, Sherman Wilshusen, David Fjell, Arlan Stromberg, Doug Sundberg, Don Stewart, Jay Shaw, Merton Flodman, Galen Sterner, Dennis Widga, Dennis Morris, Eddie Johnson, Roger Morris.

Jim Karloff coached basketball and directed consecutive basketball state championships (one losing game in the two-year period). Team members: Darwin Hahn (all-state), Reg Green (all-state), Max Kroger, Alvin Kisler, Lanny Ang, Dave Fjell, Calvin Crow, Galen Sterner, Charlie Cramer, Doug Sundberg.




2011 – Football: Omaha North

Unbeaten North High had great depth and a versatile backfield which gained a lot of notoriety for its productivity and nickname—the Four Norsemen, a moniker created by The World-Herald’s Don Lee. Bob Churchich, Ricky Davis, Rook Taylor and Dan Miller did gridiron mayhem through the Metro Conference during the Vikings’ 9-0 season. Guard Bert Hetrick and end/linebacker Dave Krause were all-state.


2013 – Football: Lincoln Northeast


Lincoln Northeast Football 1963

Front: Assistant Coach Max Hester, Mark Holm, Chuck Turek, John Mayfield, Dick McConkey, Bob Scott,. Tom Harris, Doug Campbell, Jack Handa, Ralph Garcia, Head Coach Art Bauer. Middle: George Manske, Dan Cunningham, Roger Woods, Marlin Brodd, Jim Brox, Jerry Morford, Roger Galloway, Rich Bowker, Rod Dewey, Daryl Schuckmann, Dick Johnson-SM. Back: Bob Parker, Dan Ellis, Gary Thompson, Dennis Bargman, Ken Jones, Jerry Egger, Marty Jacobson, Terry Monk, Don Riggert, George Knight, Mike Clinkenbeard.